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Our Roads, Our SafetyⓇ Week

Our Roads, Our Safety Week (May 5-11, 2024) is a national, annual safety observance dedicated to raising awareness on how to share the road safely with large trucks and buses. Together with the larger safety community, FMCSA is committed to sharing safety tips, resources, and materials that help improve road safety and reach zero roadway deaths.

 

Large trucks and buses fuel our nation’s economy, transporting millions of goods and thousands of people across the country every day. We all share the road with these large vehicles, so it's important we understand the impact that their size and weight have on how they share the road with us. Large trucks and buses maneuver differently than other vehicles and it’s critical we know how to operate around them safely.

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Participate in Our Roads, Our Safety® Week

Join FMCSA on May 8 at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Headquarters alongside other members of the road safety community for the Our Roads, Our Safety® Week Fair.

Learn more about the event

You can also participate in Our Roads, Our Safety® Week by downloading and sharing the resources available in this toolkit. 

Access Materials: Earned Media ToolkitSocial Media Assets | Flyer | Virtual Meeting Backgrounds | Student Activity Pages (Grades K-6)

Earned Media Toolkit

Amplify Our Roads, Our Safety® Week by downloading talking points to use as a guide when discussing the campaign with your community and a sample press release to share with the local media to highlight your support for safer roads.  

Social Media Assets

Help us promote Our Roads, Our Safety® Week on your social media platforms! Download the profile photo, header graphic, and social media graphics and messages to share across your online networks. Don’t forget to tag FMCSA in your posts and use #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek! 

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Road safety needs all of us. Image with motorcycle and bus sharing the road safely.

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We’re celebrating FMCSA’s annual Our Roads, Our Safety Week starting today! From large trucks and buses to motorcyclists, we’re all responsible for keeping #OurRoads safe. As you ride along the road with large trucks and buses, remember to keep your distance and stay out of blind spots.  

Learn more about your role in road safety: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OROSWeek #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek 

Road safety needs all of us. Passenger vehicle and large truck sharing the road safely.

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It’s important for all drivers on #OurRoads to know that large trucks and buses operate differently than passenger vehicles. By giving them extra space to merge, being aware of large blind spots and giving the room required when making turns, we can do our part to share the road safely.  

Learn more: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OROSWeek #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek 

Road safety needs all of us. Small child playing with toy truck and car.

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Road safety doesn’t have an age limit. Set your young ones up for success by teaching them how to share the road safely with large trucks and buses, no matter their age. 

Learn more about road safety: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OROSWeek #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek 

Road safety needs all of us. Large truck sharing the road safely with other drivers.

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Keeping your focus on the road, maintaining a safe speed, and taking breaks as needed are ways large truck and bus drivers can do their part to share the road safely.  

Learn how you can help keep #OurRoads safe for everyone: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OROSWeek #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek   

Road safety needs all of us. Pedestrians being mindful while walking past a large bus.

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Large trucks and buses need more room to make turns. If a large vehicle is stopped at an intersection or about to turn right, you should step back from the curb and wait for them to turn before continuing ahead. 

Learn more about how pedestrians can help keep #OurRoads safe: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OROSWeek #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek   

Road safety needs all of us. Bicyclist sharing the road safely with a large bus.

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Bicyclists can help share the road safely by making themselves visible and not lingering in blind spots. Even on a bike, you contribute to keeping #OurRoads safe! 

Learn more about sharing the road safely: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OROSWeek #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek

Road safety needs all of us. Bus, truck and car sharing the road safely.

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While Our Roads, Our Safety Week is ending, the lessons learned can stay with you year-round. Take an extra second to make safe choices when sharing the road with large trucks in buses. Remember, we all have to do our part to share #OurRoads safely!  

Learn more: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OROSWeek #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek 

 

 

Flyer

Need a reminder of every road user highlighted this week and key messages? Download this flyer or share it with your community! 

Preview of Our Roads, Our Safety Week flyer

 

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Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

Help promote Our Roads, Our Safety® Week with virtual backgrounds, available for download below.

Student Activity Pages (Grades K-6)

FMCSA encourages educating children about how to stay safe around large trucks and buses. School administrators and teachers can download and print these classroom activity pages, tailored to grades K-2 and 3-6, to share with their students. See more activities on FMCSA’s Kid Zone and Teen Zone.